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As we prepare ourselves for Independence Day, let us celebrate our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of mobile games. This week, we've got some neat, cute, and unconventional games for our weekly round-up.
Civilization Revolution 2Developer: 2KPlatforms: iOSPrice: $14.99
The sequel to the 2008 original brings tried-and-true resource management gameplay to your Apple device once more. Revolution 2 includes new technologies, units, and buildings, like modern medicine, the jet fighter, and nuclear power plants.
Feeding TimeDeveloper: Incubator GamesPlatforms: iOSPrice: $0.99
Match 3-style mobile games are a dime a dozen, but Feeding Time breathes fresh air into the genre with its charming aesthetic and clever design. You begin with a board populated by foodstuffs like cheese and fish and animals like dogs and cats, matching each critter to their respective meal of choice.
By tapping an animal’s face, it will begin chomping its way through its food until, say, a mouse eats through all connected cheese pieces. Chaining buffets is the key to earning the highest scores in the minute or so you’re allotted.
Desert Fox: The Battle Of El AlameinDeveloper: Shenandoah StudioPlatforms: iOSPrice: $9.99
If you enjoyed the recently released Valiant Hearts, Desert Fox might be right up your alley. Though not as stylized as Valiant Hearts, Desert Fox incorporates commentary and historical photographs and footage from WWII to accompany the board game-style action.
The turn-based strategy game features a campaign mode as well as online play, in which you’ll send infantry into battle while laying and avoiding environmental hazards like landmines. Though the $9.99 price tag might be steep compared to most games on the iTunes store, it looks to be a refreshing alternative to the familiar Civilization Revolution series.
Jellies!Developer: Aleksei KalininPlatforms: iOSPrice: $1.99
Jellies swim across the stage in this matching game, and you clear them from the screen by connecting jellies of like color. To eliminate even more jellies, corral them inside your swipe movements and extend your playing time for more points.
World Of Tanks BlitzDeveloper: Wargaming.netPlatforms: iOSPrice: Free
It’s the World of Tanks you know and love, now on mobile devices. What an age we live in!
Play in 7-on-7 deathmatch or territories game modes with light, mid-sized or heavy tanks, all impressively detailed. Plus, it's free-to-play and features fully customizable UI.
MTNDeveloper: David O' ReillyPlatforms: iOSPrice: $0.99
Because it's a holiday weekend, we hope you’ll be taking some time to yourself to unwind. What better way to relax than to stare at a digital rendering of a mountain on your phone?
You don’t interact with your mountain at all in MTN, outside of adjusting audio options and zooming the frame in and out. Mostly, you'll just watch as seasons change and the circle of life unfolds on your little pet mountain.
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